Our goal is for you to leave our office with a memorable and enjoyable dental experience, which is why our welcoming and compassionate staff will do everything they can to make you feel right at home.
John Aiken, DMD
John Aiken, DMD, is the cosmetic dentist at the helm of Inverness Smiles, located in Birmingham, Alabama. He believes in developing long-term relationships with his patients. He strives to care for the needs of the entire family – from babies to grandparents. For Dr. Aiken, patients aren’t just a number—they are valued family members.
Dr. Aiken worked as a teacher for eleven years before pursuing a career in dentistry. His career in teaching took him from Vermont to Guinea, West Africa, South Korea, and the state of Georgia. Dr. Aiken then took a personality test to discover the perfect profession to match his inner being. The results pointed towards farming, race car driving, and dentistry. Dr. Aiken chose dentistry and graduated from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry.
He loves being able to help his patients with their dental needs and looks forward to going into work every day. When he’s not in the office, he enjoys camping, gardening, photography, and scuba diving, but not all four simultaneously.
Sunny Chung - Office Manager
Sunny grew up in Pelham and is married to Dr. Aiken. She is a talented manager who is fluent in Korean and can help with interpretation and document description for our Korean patients. Sunny moved back to Alabama after living abroad with her husband for several years (Guinea, West Africa and Korea). She also served as a Peace Corps volunteer, and hopes to return to visit Africa again. As a dental office manager, she is happy to be responsible for the oral health of our patients. Prior to becoming our office manager, Sunny worked as an English teacher, small business developer and as a corporate lawyer. She attended University of Georgia and is a Georgia Bulldogs fan.
Mandy Brock - Dental Hygienist
Mandy Brock began her dental career cross trained as a dental assistant and receptionist in 1997. After many years she moved forward in her education and earned her Hygiene license in 2016 and now has 23 years of dental experience. She loves getting to know her patients while also educating them on good oral hygiene habits and leaving their teeth sparkly clean. Outside of the dental office, Mandy enjoys spending her time with her five kids and her husband in their home in Kimberly, Alabama. She enjoys being outdoors watering her garden, playing with her dogs or snuggling inside watching her all time favorite series Grey’s Anatomy!!
Hylesha McCoy - Dental Assistant
Hylesha graduated from the Dental Assistant Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2017 and has always dreamed of working in the dental field. As a child, she always enjoyed going to the dentist and learning about dentistry. Hylesha loves engaging with patients and making them feel comfortable and confident about the treatment they are receiving. She is originally from Toledo, Ohio, but has lived in Alabama for the past 11 years. When she is not thinking about dentistry, she enjoys spending time with her family, especially Harper, who is the cutest baby in the world as voted by her colleagues.